Department Of Epidemiology
Teresa Janevic, PhD, MPH
Teresa Janevic, PhD MPH is Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Janevic is a perinatal epidemiologist with a focus in social and structural determinants of health and health care. Her research examines why exposures such as policy, neighborhood context, racial discrimination, immigration, and stress influence perinatal and reproductive health and health care outcomes. Dr. Janevic favors a mixed methods approach – large administrative data provide a “real-world” population health perspective, while community-enhanced qualitative work gives voice to vulnerable women and stimulates novel research hypotheses. Dr. Janevic values collaborations with public health professionals, clinicians, and community-based organizations. Dr. Janevic is driven by a passion for discovering strategies to attain health equity, and for catalyzing the next generation of health equity researchers.

Dr. Janevic leads the enVironmental Impact on Birth Equity (VIBE) Research Lab, which studies how the policy, health care, and neighborhood environment influence maternal and infant health equity. The VIBE Research Lab uses diverse methods such as longitudinal mixed models, Markov models, controlled interrupted time series, machine learning, agent-based models, and patient journey mapping to answer questions using lifecourse, structural racism, implementation science, and reproductive justice frameworks. VIBE Research Lab projects include the A1c in Pregnancy and Postpartum Linkage for Equity (APPLE) Cohort, which is a retrospective longitudinal ‘big data’ cohort seeking to identify policy levers to optimize the social and built neighborhood environment for maternal cardiometabolic health. The Postpartum Outcomes after Expansion of Medicaid (POEM) for Equity study uses quasi-experimental mixed methods to study the implementation and effectiveness of Medicaid policy on maternal health, with a focus on immigrants. Gen C Mamas is studying the influence of structural racism during pregnancy and postpartum on lifecourse cardiovascular health. The Galvanizing Learning in OBstetrics and gynecology for Equity (GLOBE) curriculum development program seeks to bridge health care equity research and obstetrics and gynecology practice.

Dr. Janevic’s research has been funded by the March of Dimes, Centers for Disease Control, World Bank, Open Society Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, National Institute of Minority Health Disparities, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the Office of Research in Women’s Health.

Clinical Studies Managed By This Investigator:
Condition Study Title
Pregnancy Exploring Women of Color's Experiences After Gestational Diabetes (APPLE Cohort)
Diabetes Exploring Women of Color's Experiences After Gestational Diabetes (APPLE Cohort)